• 21
    Oct

This Week in Geek 10/21/09

I don’t get Manga. Never have. I love anime but I just never got into manga. I read Lone Wolf and Cub and Akira cover-to-cover and loved both, but that’s where my manga buying ended. Well not totally true; I read and loved Osamu Tezuka’s Buddah and Phoenix. So, four manga titles all together. It […]

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  • 20
    Oct

Before Use in Home Décor, Model Boats Battled for Supremacy on the Ponds

Pond boats have been used extensively in home decorating for 20 plus years. They have a simplicity and beauty of line that complements interior décor from modern to traditional to funk. They grace our homes now but in their previous lives, they spent plenty of time on ponds, natural and manmade, for the sake of […]

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  • 20
    Oct

‘Come See the Strange, the Unusual . . . the Circus Side Show Collectibles’

The circus side show dominated the midway. The flashy banner line and the talker (not a barker) shouted about the wonders to be seen on the inside: “. . . the strange and the unusual . . . the giant and the midget family, the sword swallower, the fire eater, the snake charmer and the […]

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  • 20
    Oct

Weekly News Roundup: October 19 to October 23

In this week’s art, antiques and collectibles headlines, we find an art collector turning down $1 million for stolen Warhols, Elvis’ hair and Streisand’s “A” selling high and a storied Parisian restaurant cleaning out its cellar and auctioning some of the wine. From The New York Times: Insurance Waived in Warhol Theft Case Hmmm. As […]

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  • 20
    Oct

Eisele Gallery of Fine Art Presents Four Exhibitions with a Cincinnati Flavor

CINCINNATI – Eisele Gallery of Fine Art has pulled together an outstanding collection of over 750 original works of art with a common theme—the artists and/or subject matter that have strong ties to Cincinnati and the Northern Ohio region, which will open on Oct. 23 will be on display in the Gallery and online until […]

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  • 19
    Oct

Canadian Art Dealer’s Purchase Is Lost Da Vinci Portrait

A Canadian art dealer bought a portrait for $19,000 two years ago has turned out to be a good investment, indeed, as the work has been determined to be a piece by Leonardo Da Vinci and was valued at $150 million. The work—a portrait of a young woman’s profile in chalk, pen and ink on […]

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  • 19
    Oct

Q & A with Harry Rinker: Marian Yu Dolls, Scrappy & Margy Toy, Realistic Stereo Camera

QUESTION: I have two signed and numbered dolls designed by Marion Yu. The boy doll is #846 and the girl is #502. Each has a porcelain head and hands and stands 16 inches tall. The boy is dressed in a blue outfit, the girl in a pink outfit. I do not have the literature or […]

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  • 19
    Oct

Auction Report: Extremely Rare 1940 Gabel Kuro Jukebox Soars to Record $120,750

NORTHPORT, Ala. – An extremely rare 1940 Gabel Kuro jukebox—nicknamed “the last jukebox” and one of only six known—sold for a world record price of $120,750 at the sale of the world-famous jukebox and advertising collection of the late John Gurrech of Houston. The Gabel Kuro jukebox’s final sales price was tops for a jukebox […]

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  • 19
    Oct

$8 Million in Furnishing from Famed Yellowstone Club to be Auctioned

ATLANTA – Eleven tractor trailers’ worth of the finest and most fantastic furnishings from the world-famous Yellowstone Club in Montana—valued at roughly $8 million—is the expected highlight of a three-day auction event slated for Nov. 6-8 hosted by Red Baron’s Antiques. Over the past 10-plus years, the Yellowstone Club has amassed only the best of […]

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  • 19
    Oct

West Palm Beach Antiques Festival Owners Consolidate Interest, Plan Upgrades

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – West Palm Beach Antiques Festival owners, Bill and Kay Puchstein, consolidated their ownership position of the show—the largest in Florida—by acquiring the partial interest formerly owned by Jim and Yvonne Tucker. Under the Puchsteins, some things will remain the same, such as the highly popular Early Buyer’s admission policy on […]

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